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It’s finally here!

We at Blue Crow are thrilled to announce the release of WICKED SOUTH: SECRETS AND LIES. It’s the first title published under our young adult imprint, Goldenjay Books.

WICKED SOUTH is a collection of nine short stories that center on the theme of secrets and lies. We think there’s a little something for everyone in this collection—from stories about friendship and love to supernatural adventure and retellings of Greek myths. One thing we know for sure? There’s nothing quite as alluring as the siren song of a secret—secrets can anger, alienate, inspire, and transform. We rounded up nine southern storytellers that are debut authors, award-winners, and bestselling authors alike—and compiled a collection of genre-crossing stories that are guaranteed to delight and mystify.

Edited by Amazon bestselling author Katie Rose Guest Pryal and New York Times bestselling author Emily Colin, WICKED SOUTH includes stories from Elizabeth Devido, bestselling and award-winning Lauren Faulkenberry, Amy Hyatt Fonseca, Lauren Fulcher, award-winning author Robin Kirk, John Klekamp, Karissa Laurel, and editors Colin and Pryal.

Praise for Wicked South:

“A collection blazing with seduction, trickery, conflict, and grief, WICKED SOUTH: SECRETS AND LIES is a saga of bitter deceits and breathtaking victories.” –Heather Ezell, author of NOTHING LEFT TO BURN

“WICKED SOUTH swept me in from the first page. I devoured the heartwarming stories of romance, kindness, and grief—then discovered (to my delighted surprise) that I also enjoyed tales with magic, mystery, or horror. WICKED SOUTH will enthrall you and linger in your thoughts long after you finish. A gripping, glorious anthology.” –Julia Day, award-winning author of THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE and FADE TO US

“WICKED SOUTH: SECRETS AND LIES is a juicy, engrossing, and always surprising read for anyone who loves that deliciously wicked feeling of being in on a secret no one else knows. Story after story, this anthology sucks you in and keeps you reading!” –Kelly Harms, author of THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE